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IRAQ

Three Katyusha rockets fell into Iraq’s Balad air base: statement

Iraq’s Security Media Cell announced on Thursday (August 13) three Katyusha rockets had fallen into Iraq’s Balad air base, 80 km (50 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, which houses US forces but cau


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3,841 new coronavirus cases reported in Iraq: health ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (August 13) that it recorded 3,841 new cases of coronavirus and 53 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Two ISIS militants killed on motorcycle by PMF in Kirkuk

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Thursday (August 13) that two Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed by the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) on the outskirts of Kirkuk city.


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Iraq has ‘many ways’ to respond to Turkish airstrike: military official

Responding to a Turkish drone strike that killed two border guard commanders earlier this week, Spokesperson for Iraq’s Joint Operations Command Tahsin al-Khajafi said on Thursday (August 13) that Ira


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3,441 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (August 12) that it recorded 3,441 new cases of coronavirus and 57 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq is studying Russian COVID-19 vaccine, but will only use with WHO approval: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health and Environment said on Wednesday (August 12) that it is studying a reported new Russian COVID-19 vaccine, but said that it will not adopt it unless it is approved for use by


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Iraq cancels Turkish Defense minister visit, summons ambassador: statement

Iraq cancelled on Tuesday (August 11) the Turkish defense minister’s visit to the country which was scheduled for Thursday, Iraq’s foreign ministry said in a statement.


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Rocket fired in central Baghdad, no reported casualties: Security Media Cell

A Katyusha rocket fell near al-Muaalaq Bridge in central Baghdad on Tuesday night (August 11), while another Katyusha rocket that had been prepared for launch was found near al-Rasheed Camp.


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Lebanon registers record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Lebanon on Tuesday announced a record daily number of over 300 COVID-19 infections and seven deaths from the virus as the country grapples with the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion that rocked t


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Expropriation of customs income decreasing at border crossings: official

Spokesperson for Iraq’s Joint Operations Command Tahsin al-Khafaji claimed on Tuesday (August 11) that the expropriation of public income at the country’s border crossings had significantly decreased


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3,396 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (August 11) that it recorded 3,396 new cases of coronavirus and 67 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi police officer killed, two civilians wounded in ISIS attack in Kirkuk

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said in a statement on Monday (August 12) that a Federal Police officer was killed and two civilians and a member of the Hashd al-Ashairy were wounded in an Islamic State (I


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Blast hits US coalition convoy north of Baghdad, no casualties: Iraq military

A blast from a planted explosive device hit a convoy of the U.S.-led coalition near the Taji base north of Baghdad on Tuesday (August 11), the Iraqi military said in a statement.


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Explosion targets convoy carrying US military equipment near Iraq-Kuwait crossing

An explosion near the Jraischan border crossing between Iraq and Kuwaiti on Monday evening (August 10) targeted a convoy carrying equipment for US forces, three Iraqi security forces told Reuters.


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Integrity Commission looking into allegations against Minister Fuad Hussein, says MP

A member of the Council of Representatives’ Committee for Monitoring the Implementation of the Government’s Program and Strategic Planning said on Monday (August 10) that the Integrity Commission has


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3,484 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Monday (August 10) that it recorded 3,484 new cases of coronavirus and 72 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq brings in more than $80 million in border income for July: official

Head of the Iraqi Border Ports Authority Omar al-Waeli said on Monday (August 10) that the federal government brought in more than 100 billion Iraqi dinars ($83.8 million) in income from customs proce


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Iraqi port authority says hazardous materials removed from Baghdad International Airport

The federal Border Port Authority said on Monday (August 10) that a quantity of chemicals and combustible material were transferred from the air cargo section of Baghdad International Airport to the M


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Explosive device targets contractor convoy in Dhi Qar: security forces

An explosive device exploded on near a convoy belonging to a contractor transporting equipment for the international coalition along a road in Dhi Qar governorate late on Sunday (August 9), Iraq’s Se


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292 cartons of chicken liver seized by security forces in Erbil

Erbil Central District said on Sunday (August 9) that the Erbil Asayish Directorate seized 292 cartons of prohibited chicken liver from a cargo truck, after its driver tried to import it into governor


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